There’s no arguing about Microsoft’s dominance in the market for computer operating systems. On the other hand, Windows Mobile once ruled the smartphone, is nowhere to be seen now and has been declared dead. While Microsoft has given up on its Windows Phone platform, the company is still exploring new hardware categories to revive the idea of Windows on Mobile. Microsoft is rumored to be working on a foldable mobile device under the Surface brand, it could be the Surface Phone, Surface Note or Surface Journal. While the idea of foldable mobile device is great, Microsoft won’t be the first tech company to create this new category.

Samsung recently confirmed that it is planning to launch a foldable phone next year and it appears that the smartphone giant’s foldable phone could be unveiled later this year or early next year. Dubbed Samsung Galaxy X, the device has already got certification from the Bluetooth SIG and is now getting much closer to reality as Samsung has leaked the phone on the support page.

Samsung’s SM-G888N0 model is listed in the support section of its Korean website, hinting at imminent launch. Samsung may be planning to release the handset in time for the CES tech show in January 2018. While 2017 has been the year of bezel-less phones, tech giants including Huawei, Samsung and Microsoft are planning to launch new foldable devices next year.

Huawei recently revealed that it has a working prototype ready for 2018 launch while on the other hand, Microsoft is expected to unveil the foldable Surface phone in late 2018.

According to the rumours, Microsoft is also working on a foldable device, similar to Courier which was a digital journal that used two foldable screens. Microsoft plans to bring back the Courier with a new device codenamed Andromeda and using the Windows 10 on ARM project. Microsoft wants to innovate a new product category so that other manufacturers could also embrace the idea and release new Windows 10 device. However, if Microsoft delays the product launch until 2019, the company will lose yet another opportunity of creating a new hardware category.

  • Iain Simpson

    As always Microsoft are always too late to get their products to Market.

  • Welcometothefuture

    Nope its too late i’ll be buying the X now Why would I waste my money on windows with terrible performance no apps bad touch support and worsening odds…

    • kzm

      bad touch support for legacy software. Those software exist when touch devices not exist.

    • Adib Afiq

      I agree,its too late anyway…..just buying the x,but i prefer razer phone…..or galaxy s8plus….

  • Adib Afiq

    Lol!JUST FUCKING GIVE UP ALREADY!! I HAVE GIVEN UP ON MICROSOFT!!!windows phone is dead

    • kzm

      Windows Phone/Mobile is dead. Microsoft already confirm it. Microsoft new device is not Windows Phone but Windows 10.

      • Adib Afiq

        I KNOW!!! I heard that satya wont release any new mobile device….except maybe 30 or 40 years later? Lol,people who hoping this would happen i say….just give up just FUCKING give up,all of this just a waste of time……even they release a new one…..they just wasting money anyway because of Apps! Goddamn apps people!!! Stop this article just shut down this website….it sad but its true…i wish this is real…….but they just wont be….

        • kzm

          Don’t you read the article above? They will release new mobile device.. fyi mobile device does not meant only phone.

          • Adib Afiq

            Dont u understand????they wont release new PORTABLE HANDHELD DEVICE anymore….except laptops,tablets

          • kzm

            So what about those Surface Andromeda in the article? A car? ship? building? MS do say they will not make PHONE anymore but will make new class of handheld devices.

  • Adib Afiq

    Dont need they already canceled mobile industry